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OPIC to focus investments on franchise, renewable energy and SMEs

As part of the US delegation’s mission to Egypt, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a US government financing institution, signed a $150 million deal with private equity group Abraaj Capital. The new commitment targets the enhancement and development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Managed by Aureos Capital, Abraaj’s SMEs investment platform, the Riyada …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

New Egyptian-American fund to finance SMEs

U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announced during her visit to Egypt the establishment of an Egyptian-American fund to provide financing for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Egypt is in need of such financing in order to achieve sustainable economic growth and to create jobs during the transitional period.   The Secretary stated that …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

Government approves new centre for the development of SMEs

Ganzouri’s cabinet has approved the transformation of the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) into a centre that focuses on the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The goal of the new centre is to offer a variety of services to SMEs, as they account for 90% of total business in Egypt, provide 65% of …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

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